Vesuvio Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 1305 Beaver Dam Rd

    Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742

    Map & Directions
  • 732-899-4495

About Vesuvio Pizza

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9pm

Food

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My family has been getting pizza from Vesuvio since the late '70s, when we'd pick up a pizza and get a one-liter of White Rock soda from the refrigerator case. I wish they treated us more with that in mind, but I guess I'm glad enough that the pizza is still here no matter how grumpily it's served sometimes.
This is the perfect traditional American/NY style pizza, the kind before resurgence of brick ovens and forays into tomato pies and influx of Chicagoan deep dishes and all that. Not that I don't sometimes like those too! Go to Joe Spano's when you feel like tomato pies, they're heavenly. And unfortunately, Vesuvio closes so early (they expect you before 9pm) that we often have to choose another pizza option (The Spot is the year-round latest good stuff in town, taking orders until 10:45, but Joe Spano's and Pat's are both open later than Vesuvio).
But Vesuvio is my standard of everything "regular" pizza should be. It's delicious. I would think about it often and want to cry out "WHY?!" if I had to do without it, like Hoffman's Doughnuts. Just-right ratio of sauce to cheese; tomato with rich, tangy flavor; hints of herbs; thin but non-floppy crust (though of course you can fold it!) Get a regular pie or maybe pepperoni, because green pepper is overcooked. Supplement your pie with a meatball sandwich, always a staple accompaniment growing up in my house. If you feel like a steak sandwich, head to Pat's instead, but they put too much cheese on their regular pizza, so you'll be better off with a Sicilian from there. But if your goal is the perfect pizza like it used to be, Vesuvio is the place.

5
★★★★★

My family has been getting pizza from Vesuvio since the late '70s, when we'd pick up a pizza and get a one-liter of White Rock soda from the refrigerator case. I wish they treated us more with that in mind, but I guess I'm glad enough that the pizza is still here no matter how grumpily it's served sometimes.
This is the perfect traditional American/NY style pizza, the kind before resurgence of brick ovens and forays into tomato pies and influx of Chicagoan deep dishes and all that. Not that I don't sometimes like those too! Go to Joe Spano's when you feel like tomato pies, they're heavenly. And unfortunately, Vesuvio closes so early (they expect you before 9pm) that we often have to choose another pizza option (The Spot is the year-round latest good stuff in town, taking orders until 10:45, but Joe Spano's and Pat's are both open later than Vesuvio).
But Vesuvio is my standard of everything "regular" pizza should be. It's delicious. I would think about it often and want to cry out "WHY?!" if I had to do without it, like Hoffman's Doughnuts. Just-right ratio of sauce to cheese; tomato with rich, tangy flavor; hints of herbs; thin but non-floppy crust (though of course you can fold it!) Get a regular pie or maybe pepperoni, because green pepper is overcooked. Supplement your pie with a meatball sandwich, always a staple accompaniment growing up in my house. If you feel like a steak sandwich, head to Pat's instead, but they put too much cheese on their regular pizza, so you'll be better off with a Sicilian from there. But if your goal is the perfect pizza like it used to be, Vesuvio is the place.

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I've only had the pizza from here, but it has a strange aftertaste to it. Almost sugary. It doesn't completely ruin the taste, but I would prefer otherwise.

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★★★☆☆

I've only had the pizza from here, but it has a strange aftertaste to it. Almost sugary. It doesn't completely ruin the taste, but I would prefer otherwise.

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